Kumihimo Featuring Fun Yarn

This kumihimo necklace is actually made up of two strands.

I made the cord with three different stringing materials; rattail, cotton wax cord in both pink and teal and tufted yarn I found in a specialty shop.  I was curious to see if I could incorporate the decorative yarn into a kumihimo cord and maintain the tufts on each little branch.

This was surprisingly easy to do on my kumihimo round disk I just made sure that each “branch” was free of the braid as I worked.

I also discovered that it is fun to create my own end caps with filigree bead caps.   A Bronze Bell Cap is a great component to wrap around thicker cord or two cords like I attached for this necklace. I use a plier to flatten the component around the cord.

I used heart shaped fancy toggles to finish the necklace.

Kumihimo cords are perfect for the summer because they are very lightweight.  Hope you are enjoying our kumihimo experiments!